Middlebury

RELI 0320

Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy

Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy: Yogacara Depth Psychology and Philosophy of Mind
In this seminar we will survey the basic ideas of Yogacara Buddhism (4-6th c. CE), one of two major schools of Indian Buddhism, in relation to cognitive science and philosophy of mind. We will examine these ideas historically, philosophically and comparatively. We focus on the Yogacara analyses of the largely unconscious ‘construction of reality’ and its systematic deconstruction through forms of analytic meditation. We will read primary and secondary texts on Indian Buddhism and texts espousing similar ideas in modern philosophy and the social and cognitive sciences. (one PHIL course or RELI 0120, RELI 0121, RELI 0122, or RELI 209) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP PHL
Equivalent Courses:
PHIL 0320

Sections in Spring 2016

Spring 2016

RELI0320A-S16 Seminar (Waldron)